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Betacam Camera Control
This hand-held unit solves the long-standing problem of simple, effective control of betacam ENG cameras and camcorders. The high resolution controls (steps less than one IEEE unit) include a stepless (smooth) iris control. The functions common to all cameras are:
Iris Shutter Speed
Master Pedestal Gain
Red & Blue Gain Test Bars
Red & Blue Pedestal Audio White & Black
Some cameras also allow:
Knee Gamma
Detail VTR start/stop with tally
The lightweight, flexible ¼" diameter control cable conveys control serial data, camera video, genlock video and power for the CCU to distances in excess of 100 meters. The CCU-3, complete with its active miniature break-out box, provides all necessary equalization for the camera and genlock signals as well as two equalized 75Ω camera video outputs.
 
Operates with the following cameras:
BVP7, 7A, 70 701S, 90, BVW 300, 300A, 400, 400A, 600, 700, LDK 491, & DXC537, 537A, 637, 3000, 3000A, D-30
 
Camera Control Set CCU-3
Prime Cable CCU-3-A
Extension Cable CCU-3-B
Camera Control — Switcher Version CCU-3-S
SDI
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Camera Base Station
Camera Base Station
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Most camera manufacturers recommend triax as the only solution for single cable camera connection in multi camera situations. While this is true only for cable runs in excess of 10000 ft., the use of muticore is discouraged by 30-50 pound base stations using large, costly cables and connectors.
       J-Lab developed the CBS series of muticore base stations as a light-weight low cost alternative to the camera manufacturers' offerings. Using the component 26 pin cable and connector system, these units together with appropriate camera end breakout boxes, provide the most needed functions in a 4x4x10 inch package that weighs less than 4 pounds! Four units may be mounted side-by-side in a standard rack with the CBS-Rack shelf.
       When used with Sony cameras, the CBS accomodates the RMP-9, RMP-3 and the J-Lab CCU-3 camera controls, while the Ikegami/Hitachi interface provides for the use of the RM-10 and RM-11 serires controls.
       All camera generated video signals (component and composite) are equalized (to 600 ft.) by a single control, muti channel, equalizing distribution amplifier, which drives the appropriate BNC's, 26 pin recorder connector and the composite BNC output of the remote control. An available booster extends the range to 1200 ft.
       The P.L. is a totally isolated shielded twisted pair, terminating in XLR connectors, for use with RTS and Clearcom type three wire systems.
       Camera mic audio appears at the recorder connector while a short across the tally binding posts produces tally output at the camera and remote control.
       The heart of these units is a power supply, which can provide 12.5 VDC at the end of 1200 ft. of component cable at 4 amps. Unlike early feedback power supplies this unit will produce only 12.5 VDC if open circuited, a safety factor that precludes over-voltages if the feedback wire in the cable is broken.
       In field situations, where line voltage is not available and the camera is battery operated, the internal functions of the unit (equalization, video distribution, tally, etc.) may be kept alive by 12 VDC provided by the recorder, using the AC/VTR switch.
 
Camera Base Station CBS-3
Ikegami/Hitachi CCU Cable Interface CCUI-1
Rack Shelf Kit CBS-RACK
 
  Sony Ike/Hit
Inline Breakout Box BOB-5 BOB-7
Battery Bracket Breakout Box BOB-6 BOB-8

 
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Variable Speed Shutter
and Time Lapse for CCD Cameras
The Shutter and Mini-Shutter offer adjustable shutter speeds for most CCD comaeras not so equipped. These micro processor-based devices solve the problem of computer screen scan rates, fast moving cyclical action and florescent and HMI lighting. Each unit operates through the use of a small camera-mounted board and connector with the camera reverting to fixed speeds when disconnected. Both models cover the same speed range (1/50th to 1/2000th of a second for PAL and 1/60th to 1/2000th for NTSC) display the speed in a backlit L.E.D. display, and contain nonvolatile presets for commonly used speeds. Both provide time lapse operation with an accessory cable.
 
In addition to the above, the Shutter features inputs for magnetic and optical sensors for automatic flicker elimiation, and an external trigger for special effects and scientific work. The shutter also is capable of controlling many different types of film cameras and features a time lapse and pretrigger capability. Check with J-Lab for your camera type.
 
The Shutter
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The Shutter S-1
Mini-Shutter S-2
Camera Mod Kit SMK-5
Shutter Mounting Bracket SMB-1
Magnetic Optical Sensor SEN-1
Time Lapse Cable SCC-13,14

 
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Battery Operated Video Distribution Amplifier
Battery Operated Video Distribuition Amplifier
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This pocket-sized (1.3" x 2.5" x 5") unit features an isolated looping input, 5-75 Ω outputs and is powered by one 9V battery. It is capable of ± 10 units of gain adjustment and can equalize over 1000 ft. of 8281 type cable. Bandwidth is flat beyond 7 MHz. In low power mode, operation for 24 hours is guaranteed with all outputs terminated. In high CMR mode, it operates as a wideband hum bucker as well as a D/A and is guaranteed to operate for 12 hours. This unit may be externally powered by a BP-90 style battery or an AC adaptor.
 
Battery Operated Video D/A BPDA-1
AC Adaptor BPDA-1AC

 
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Battery Operated Audio Distribution Amplifier
The BPDA-2 can be powered by an AC adaptor, BP-90 style pattery or two 9V batteries (up to 48 hours of operation). The unit has a balanced, looping bridging input and 4 balanced outputs with full-size XLR connectors. The BPDA-2 dwlivers +8dbm into 120Ω, with harmonic distortion less than 0.02% DC to 30 KHz. Built-in 600 Hz oscillator, ±0.2db response. All this in a unit only 2" x 4" x 5".
 
Battery Operated Audio D/A BPDA-2
Input transformer option BPDA-2T
AC Adaptor BPDA-2AC
Battery Operated Audio Distribuition Amplifier
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